Monday, 16 March 2015

Tablet bags for Lethbridge

Every year at Quilt Canada, all attendees of the final banquet receive a gift for attending. At the show in Niagara, those who enjoyed the final banquet also got a lovely handmade wine bag to take home as a memento. For this year's show in Lethbridge, Blown Away, the gift of honour is a tablet bag. 

Sample tablet bag

Every year the host city for Quilt Canada chooses a gift and local guilds from Atlantic Canada all the way to the West Coast use the given pattern to make the item and then send them along to the host city. These efforts are hugely appreciated by the host city and then afterwards by the lucky recipients of the gifts. On average, 200 of these gifts are given out every year. That means that quilters Canada-wide donate their time and materials to make 200 of whatever the chosen item is. This speaks to the amazing generosity of the quilting spirit. Many are donated by people who are not able to attend the conference, but wish to still do their part.

LCQ working on tablet bags
The local guild, Lethbridge Centennial Quilters, recently held a sew day to make tablet bags. The sunshine streamed through the windows as they stitched and chatted away. If you would like to make a bag, the Local Organizing Committee would be exceedingly grateful. The pattern, by LOC member and guild president Pjam Swen, can be found here. Please send the completed bags to Pjam before March 31st. Her address can be found on Quilt Canada's site. Thank you in advance for your time and generosity.
Shena Boes

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